Here’s a little more about the Polestar 3, the next Polestar model coming soon to Singapore
Singapore - Swedish EV brand, Polestar will be premiering their first SUV, the Polestar 3 on 12 October in Denmark, and this is what we know so far.
The Polestar 3 is positioned to rival BMW iX and Audi e-tron class cars, and it is built upon the brand’s larger SPA2 architecture. This is itself, derived from the original SPA (Scalable Product Architecture); the latter which form the base for sister brand, Volvo’s larger cars like the XC60, current XC90 and S60 Sedan.
The SPA2 will also go on to underpin the third-generation XC90. Sorry I digress… Back to the Polestar 3, the new SUV promises the best of both worlds when it comes to ride and driving quality. All models will be equipped with a rear-biased dual-motor drivetrain, complete with electric torque vectoring via a dual clutch system on the rear electric motor.
Unlike the Polestar 2, which gets hand-adjustable suspension dampers for the Performance Pack car, the Polstar 3 SUV will have an adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers across the range. For improved handling, the suspension will be able to adjust to suit road conditions once every 2 milliseconds.
About the SUV’s handling, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, says: “It’s this instant ability to transform from a comfortable cruiser to a sharp, agile performance car in less than the blink of an eye that makes Polestar 3 special as an electric performance SUV. It also benefits from a low centre of gravity and wide track for ultimate stability, and an exciting feeling behind the wheel.”
We know that the entry long range SUV will have a range of approximately 610km, which is more than ideal for Singapore’s environment. The dual motors in this format produces 489bhp and 840Nm. There is also a Performance Pack variant, which puts out something to the tune of 510bhp and 910Nm. You can expect the same gold treatment we got on the PP version of the Polestar 2, namely gold details on the valve caps, seat belts, and a laser-etched interior light strip.
Polestar also boldly claims that their SUV will be ready to handle autonomous driving, boasting a class-leading LiDAR sensor from Luminar, and centralised computing from NVIDIA.